ALBANY news anchor, Heather Kovar, was suspended from her job following a broadcast on Saturday, June 9, 2022.
The CBS 6 reporter shocked viewers with her incoherent sentences and disheveled segments.
Who is Heather Kovar?
Heather Kovar is an Emmy award-winning reporter who anchors the weekend morning newscasts on CBS 6.
Kovar earned a BA in journalism and psychology at Southern Methodist University and immediately began her career at KXAS in Dallas.
From there she moved to upstate New York to become an anchor and reporter at WKTV in Utica.
She even spent time in London as a freelance news correspondent for CBS Newspath.
Kovar moved to Manhattan in 2002, where she freelanced for Reuters business news and various other outlets until she accepted the morning anchor position at News 12 Connecticut.
According to her bio, “Heather won two New York Emmy awards during her tenure at News 12, an Edward R. Murrow award, as well as numerous Associated Press and other awards, including Best On Air Personality from Fairfield Weekly readers.”
She has covered topics that range from sports, politics, business and more.
Why was she suspended?
On July 9, Kovar – who has worked for CBS 6 since July 2016 – shocked viewers after an incoherent broadcast on the weekend.
The station told the New York Post on Sunday that she had been suspended from her job until further investigation.
The Post described Kovar as “jittery” and “wide-eyed” during her on-screen appearance.
After slurring her words, she struggled to pivot between segments and even got the name of the meteorologist wrong.
On Saturday in a tweet, Kovar alluded that she would be back on air the next morning, but was instead replaced by Emma Quinn.